Tavig MacAlphin is wanted for murders he did not commit. Disguised as an older, heavier man (George Fraser) he is en route, via ship, to (his cousin) Mungan Coll's keep and safety when he first spies the lovely Moira Robertson. Her beauty, combined with her fear of her abusive guardian, just may be his down fall.
Moira more than simply fears her cruel guardian, Sir Bearnard Robertson, not to mention his man-at-arms, Connor. So when Sir Bearnard made the group travel on the small, crowded ship, Moira dared not complain. It would only turn their attentions toward her. The ransom for her cousin, Una, arrived weeks ago, but Sir Bearnard did not leave to rescue Una until recently.
Soon Tavig and Moira find themselves stranded. Tavig is determined to reach Mungan for aid. Moira is aghast since Mungan is the one holding Una for ransom. Yet when fate decides to unite these two for life, it changes everything.
***** It is no wonder to me that everyone seems to love any story written by Hannah Howell. All books by this extraordinary author have multiple plots constantly running, not to mention the romance between the main characters (and often the secondary characters as well). And it looks like this story is another winner! This story hooked me almost immediately and the main plot gradually expanded until it included several sub-plots. If that is not enough drama to tempt readers then rest assured that the outside plots add quite a bit of danger an intrigue. An outstanding achievement by author Hannah Howell! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.